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November 2019

Circus Vargas Comes to Lakewood

Celebrate Circus Vargas’ 50th anniversary extravaganza -an homage to the golden era of circus in America- bringing acrobats, daredevils and a flying trapeze for two unforgettable hours of nonstop action and adventure. A magnificent, mega-hit production guaranteed to thrill and enchant children of all ages.

Dates:
Friday, November 1 - Monday, November 11
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Location:
Lakewood Center Mall, 500 Lakewood Center Mall
Lakewood, 90712
Cost:
$15 – $72

Write a letter to Santa in Westminster

Children are invited to write a letter to Santa, and receive a personally answered response!  Each year, more than 500 letters are received and answered. 

Dates:
Friday, November 1 - Friday, December 13
Cost:
Free

Holiday Faire in Irvine

The Irvine Fine Arts Center's Holiday Faire features more than 100 talented local artists showcasing unique handmade gifts for purchase, including holiday decorations, hand-blown glass, ceramics, jewelry, folk crafts, clothing, and more.

Dates:
Friday, November 8 - Saturday, November 9
Location:
Irvine Fine Arts Center, 14321 Yale Ave.
Irvine, CA 92604
Cost:
$2

Circo Hermanos Caballero in Anaheim

Enjoy the talented acrobats, brilliant dancers, and laugh out loud with the naughty and funny clown, Tutti Frutti. Watch the Globe of Death, where three brave motorcyclists travel at more than 70 miles per hour - a thrilling act that guarantees to keep you on the edge of your seat.

Dates:
Friday, November 8 - Monday, November 18
Location:
Anaheim Indoor Marketplace, 1440 S Anaheim Blvd.
Anaheim, 92805
Cost:
$20 – $60

Weekend Scenic Train Excursions in Fillmore

Enjoy a beautiful family-friendly three- or four-hour train trip adventure through the Heritage Valley on scheduled Saturdays and Sundays during the year. Ride on historic train cars used in several well known movies, TV shows and commercials. Includes two fun stops to explore along the route. 

Dates:
Saturday, November 9
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Location:
Fillmore & Western Railway, 364 Main St.
Fillmore, CA 93015
Cost:
$12 – $26

Moonlight Forest: Lantern Art Festival at LA Arboretum

A fantasy of light transforms the Arboretum into an evening wonderland. Magnificent lantern art depicting exotic animals, shimmering flowers, whimsical pandas, soaring dragons and other themes create the mesmerizing experience of Moonlight Forest.

Dates:
Saturday, November 9
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Location:
Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden, 301 North Baldwin Ave.
Arcadia, CA 91007 United States
Cost:
$23 – $28

Matilda The Musical at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts

From the genius of Roald Dahl comes the Tony Award-winning MATILDA, the story of an extraordinary girl who — armed with a vivid imagination, a sharp mind and a love for books — dares to take a stand to stand against the tyranny of adults who seek to crush her imagination. Children (5+) and adults alike will be thrilled and delighted by the show, packed with high-energy dance numbers, catchy songs and featuring a gifted young actress.

Dates:
Saturday, November 9
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Location:
La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd.
La Mirada, CA 90638
Cost:
$14

Repticon in Costa Mesa

Repticon Los Angeles will be two days of thrilling reptiles, amphibians, exotic pets, pet products, educational seminars, door prizes, and much more.

Dates:
Saturday, November 9 - Sunday, November 10
Location:
OC Fair & Event Center, 88 Fair Drive
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Cost:
$5 – $15

Anastasia at Segerstrom Center of the Arts

Inspired by the beloved films, the romantic and adventure-filled new musical ANASTASIA is on a journey to Orange County at last! From the Tony Award®-winning creators of the Broadway classic Ragtime, this dazzling show transports us from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s, as a brave young woman sets out to discover the mystery of her past.

Dates:
Saturday, November 9
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Location:
Segerstrom Center for the Arts, 600 Town Center Dr.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Art Without Walls at Hammer Museum

Families create art inspired by social justice issues, literature, and Hammer exhibitions. Make a mini zine with artist Chynna Monforte in support of families separated at the border using powerful collage techniques inspired by artist Lari Pittman.

Dates:
Saturday, November 9
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Location:
The Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Cost:
Free

ALS Walk at the Great Park in Irvine

Join the local Orange County chapter of the ALS Association for a walk through OC Great Park. The one-mile Walk to Defeat ALS is an opportunity to bring hope to people living with ALS, to raise money for a cure, and to come together for something you care about.

Dates:
Saturday, November 9 @ 9:00 am
Location:
Orange County Great Park, 8000 Great Park Blvd.
Irvine, 92618

Fossils are Fun at Black Star Canyon

Enjoy this family-fun activity on the Mesa. You will start with an activity to make your own fossil, then take a 2-3 mile hike looking for fossils deposited here millions of years ago when Orange County was a sea. A slight elevation gain (200-feet) to start the hike will give incredible views of the surrounding peaks and the red rock cliffs of Black Star Canyon.

Dates:
Saturday, November 9 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 pm
Location:
Black Star Canyon Wilderness Park, 12247 Black Star Canyon Rd.
Silverado, CA 92676
Cost:
Free

Family Nature Club at the LA Zoo & Sensory Sundays

Explore nature up-close through discovery and play with unique learning experiences such as exploring nature, fort building, and water play. Activities might include story time, finding and sorting natural objects, art, and, of course, lots of play! Sensory Sundays Nature Club is also offered.

Dates:
Saturday, November 9 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Location:
LA Zoo, 5333 Zoo Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Kayaking the Upper Newport Bay

The Newport Bay Conservancy offers a tour of the Upper Newport Bay every Saturday and Sunday morning year-round. Trained naturalists conduct water tours that begin with a quick lesson on how to paddle and then lead participants into the Ecological Reserve.

Dates:
Saturday, November 9 @ 10:00 am
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Location:
Newport Bay Conservancy, 2301 University Drive
Newport Beach,
Cost:
$12.50 – $25

Veterans Day Parade in Long Beach

Annual Veterans Day Parade, featuring bands and live entertainment, plus a kids corner with arts and crafts, tournaments and games.

Dates:
Saturday, November 9 @ 10:00 am

Make a Coil Basket in Santa Ana

Families will enjoy this fiber-art hands-on project. Similar to the way clay coil pots are made, this paper coiling core is shaped and glued in layers. Explore the First Californians exhibition for inspiration before making your own basket.

Dates:
Saturday, November 9 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location:
Bowers Museum, 2002 N. Main St.
Santa Ana, CA 92706 United States
Cost:
Included with admission.

Cultural Harvest Faire in Long Beach

Join Maple Village for their annual Cultural Harvest Faire, full of fun and cultural enrichment for the whole family. Enjoy cultural booths from around the world; activities such as Polynesian crafts; tea with the World Queens from Kenya and Samoa; build fairy and gnome houses; games for all ages including climbing wall and ropes challenge course; more!

Dates:
Saturday, November 9 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
Camp Fire, 7070 E. Carson St.
Long Beach, 90808

Hawaiian ‘Ohana in Santa Monica

“Hawaiian ‘Ohana” is a one-hour, family-friendly prelude performance of the full Pineapple Mango musical. Inspire the next generation of arts lovers with vibrant Hawaiian, Afro-Brazilian and Tribal Celtic music & dance celebrations.

Dates:
Saturday, November 9 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location:
The Broad Stage, 1310 11th St.
Santa Monica,
Cost:
$14

Annual Harvest Faire in Aliso Viejo at Journey School

Celebrate the bounty of the season with Journey School parents and students at their annual Harvest Faire. Children and parents alike will find a whole afternoon's worth of activities to delight and entertain including archery, pumpkin catapulting, live music, crafts, and sweet treats!

Dates:
Saturday, November 9 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cost:
Free

LA Phil and The Music Center Present Dia De La Familia

Performances ∙ Storytelling ∙ Kids’ Activities. Enjoy performances by YOLA and Mariachi Los Camperos. Have fun with art-making workshops by creating colorful tambourines with artist Ana Miro Herrans and decorating sugar skulls with artist Maria Elena Cruz in remembrance of ancestors. Saturday, noon - 3 p.m.

Dates:
Saturday, November 9 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location:
The Music Center, 135 N Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA

Sugar Skull! A Dia De Los Muertos Musical Adventure

Sugar Skull! is a joyous, heartfelt adventure that delves into the rich, tuneful traditions of Día de los Muertos. Featuring Mexico Beyond Mariachi, a company of gifted musicians and dancers rooted in Mexican traditions, this colorful stage production is the perfect fall entertainment for youth and family audiences alike.

Dates:
Saturday, November 9 @ 1:00 pm
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Location:
Segerstrom Center for the Arts, 600 Town Center Dr.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Legally Blonde Musical Jr. in Santa Monica

Based on the award-winning Broadway musical and the smash hit motion picture, Legally Blonde The Musical Jr. is a fabulously fun journey of self-empowerment and expanding horizons. The show's instantly recognizable songs are filled with humor, wit, and sass, leaving both the cast and audience seeing pink!

Dates:
Saturday, November 9 @ 2:00 pm
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Location:
The Morgan Wixson Theatre, 2627 Pico Blvd.
Santa Monica, 90405
Cost:
$16 – $25
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